The binder cane on the back on this Hans Olsen settee was old and brittle with a lot of broken strands. The settee needed cushions, too.
I rewove the back with new rattan, which will eventually darken in color. (Thanks to Rob Degenhard/Home Anthology for the rest of the photos here–my “after” shots were not up to par on this one!)
The new cushions are done in Knoll Classic Boucle in the Aegean colorway.
The notch on the arm rests dictated how thick the back cushions should be. I did rounded edges with top-stitched seams, and I used invisible zippers instead of conventional ones so that all sides would look equally neat.
Olsen designed this settee too look as beautiful from the back as it does from the front.
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